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Image: Group photo of the Arts Advisory Commission's Symposium attendees at The Cotton Factory (2022)

A Call for an Arts Administrator (Summer Student)

Build your resume, indulge your passion for the arts, and be an integral part of the Greater Hamilton arts community! 

Hamilton Arts Council (HAC) was founded in 1969 and is one of the longest serving arts councils in Ontario. We advocate for the arts as integral to a healthy community, and provide inclusive opportunities to build connection and sustainability.


In partnership with the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) and Summer Employment Opportunities programs, HAC is hiring an Arts Administrator at $17.55 per hour, possibly leading to a long-term employment opportunity:

  • an average of 30 hours per week

  • 16 week period (may include some evenings and weekends)

  • main work site is CoMotion on King (115 King Street East), with a partial hybrid option

  • applicants must be between 15 - 30 years of age and international students are not eligible to apply, in accordance with the CSJ program eligibility


Specifically, the Arts Administrator will: 

  • assist in planning, promotion, and producing Hamilton Arts Week by: 

    • conducting outreach to diverse communities of artists and arts organizations; 

    • assisting participants in promoting their events on The Arty Crowd; 

    • tracking data (i.e. attendance); and 

    • assisting in the evaluation and reporting portions of program outcomes;

  • design graphics (i.e. Canva) and text, and publish posts using social media management tools (i.e. Hootsuite) for established and robust social media presence including Facebook, Instagram, and X;

  • assist in ongoing website content development for HAC's three websites (,, by reviewing content, monitoring functionality, responding to site-user questions, and assisting users with content uploading;

  • assist in creating and distributing HAC's newsletter (i.e. Acast and Moosend);

  • assist in the expansion of our contact lists in order to enhance inclusivity and diversity of our resources and partners;

  • act as juror for Living Rock Youth Resources' Arts of August initiative;

  • attend HAC arts events, team meetings, and various committee meetings (i.e. Youth Serving Agency Network); and

  • other projects, including research as requested by the Executive Director.


Applications will be accepted from those living in the Greater Hamilton Area and Six Nations of the Grand River. Final decisions will be made with priority to those who identify as being from historically marginalized communities, and are encouraged from those who are:

  • members of communities that are: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (racialized), 2SLGBTQ+, Deaf, persons with disabilities, neurodivergent, and Francophone;

  • artists from all genres including: dance, fashion, film/television, literary arts, music, theatre, visual arts, or arts lovers wanting to enter the field of arts services;

  • experienced in one or more of the following areas:

    • Teamwork - ability to effectively interact with other staff members by taking initiative, sharing resources, organizing, problem-solving, and completing tasks;

    • Communication - ability to effectively exchange thoughts and information with other people whether orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, or in writing; and 

    • Digital skills - ability to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information.

Please submit your resume to: 

HAC's Programs and Community Engagement Coordinator

Closing date: Friday, May 3, 2024

While we appreciate all those applying, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Targeted start date: Monday, May 13, 2024

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